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14th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Thursday

Another Spare the Air Day has been announced by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for Thursday, the 14th for this winter season.


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Steady Weather Pattern To Prompt More Bay Area Spare-The-Air Alerts

Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.


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100s Of Spare The Air Scofflaws Turned In By Neighbors

Air quality officials are ready to crackdown after too many people ignored calls for voluntary, as well as mandatory restrictions on wood burning fires over the Christmas weekend.


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Holiday Fires Leave Cloud Of Unhealthy Air In Bay Area Skies

Air quality officials are considering banning wood-burning this coming weekend after soot from holiday fires and stagnant air caused an unhealthy mix in San Francisco Bay area skies.


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Holiday Safety Tips From Bay Area Firefighters

Following two fires in the past two weeks in San Jose involving Christmas trees, the fire department is issuing a checklist of safety precautions for a smooth holiday season.


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Inspectors Eye Bay Area Chimneys For Spare The Air Violations

Those who burn wood during Winter Spare the Air days are first given a warning, then fined for the second offense.


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8th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Wednesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its eighth Spare the Air alert for Wednesday and is predicting more could be issued later this week.


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5th Winter Spare The Air Alert Issued For Wednesday

Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, prompting the season’s fifth Winter Spare the Air Day.


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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert Issued For 4th Straight Day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Friday afternoon that air quality is expected to continue to be unhealthy and that burning wood, firelogs or any solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors, will be illegal all day Saturday.


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3rd Straight Bay Area Spare The Air Alert Issued For Friday

Due to continued poor air quality around the Bay Area, Friday has been declared the third winter Spare the Air Day of the season.